All CUPE members work under the protection of a contract called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve issues in the workplace. If you run a business in the Netherlands, you may need to work with a collective agreement (CAO). CAOs are collective agreements between employers (or employers` organizations) and trade unions on wages and other terms and conditions of employment. If you would like a hard copy of your collective agreement, please speak to your steward. If you don`t know who your steward is or how to reach your contact, contact the CUPE office near you. Below are copies of current collective agreements or memoranda of understanding involving the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. In the individual employment contract, you must indicate whether a CAO applies. In the case of caO and an employment contract, priority is given to the CAO. If you have questions about your rights at work, the best person you can talk to is your local steward or executive.
You will know the specific details of your contract. if you are not a member of an employers` organisation and no CAO has been declared mandatory for your sector, but you work with your own CAO. Note: All of the following links are PDFs and will open in a new window. If a minimum CAD is available, you can deviate from it if it benefits your employees. Deviations from a standard CAD are not allowed. Many interbranch organisations publish the CAD relevant to their sector on their website. A CAO can apply for a single company or industry. You need to work with a CAD:. . .